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Volunteering Roles
We have over 50 volunteers at the museum who contribute over 10,000 hours to the museum every year. Here are some of the many ways you can be part of this.

Visitor Engagement
Meeting and greeting our visitors is our most popular role. As well as taking admissions you will help our visitors enjoy their visit explaining what we have on offer.

Supporting the Learning or Engagement Teams
The museum offers an extensive programme of events, activities and learning opportunities which enhance our current exhibitions and animate our collections. Volunteers in our Learning and Engagement teams are involved in facilitating a wide range of creative workshops and activities with all age groups. This can range from supporting visiting schools to helping at family, adult and outreach events.

Behind the Scenes
A small number of volunteers work to provide important support in a number of behind-the-scenes roles. These include: working with our collections, marketing and promotions, social media and website updating.

Is volunteering for me?
Volunteering at the museum is a great way to meet new people. There are regular occasions for volunteers to meet socially, as well as plenty of opportunities to try new things.

Don’t worry if you don’t have any previous experience of volunteering; we are keen to hear from volunteers who can bring their own experiences and skills to the role.

How to apply
If you are curious about being part of the museum’s volunteer team and would like further information, please contact our  team. Email: enquiries@aldeburghmuseum.org.uk

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How accessible is the museum?

The museum has worked hard to ensure that everyone is welcome and is able to access the displays and enjoy themselves when they visit us.

Access for visitors with physical disabilities
The Moot Hall is a grade one listed building and the exhibits are on two floors, with the main entrance on the first floor and the exit on the ground floor. For those with limited mobility who cannot climb the stairs, there is access through the ground floor, where you can look around the museum room and its exhibits. Tablet computers will provide support for those unable to climb the stairs (coming soon). Our front of staff are ready to assist when you arrive.

We are sorry but the museum is not wheelchair accessible but it is possible that access could be possible for small wheelchairs through the ground floor. Please let us know your requirements.

Access for visitors with visual impairments include:
Tablet support (coming soon) and a handling collection and items to touch. Access dogs are welcome.

Access for deaf or hard of hearing visitors includes:
Subtitles for spoken word film material. Assistance dogs are welcome.

Access for visitors who have a learning disability, dementia or are on the autistic spectrum includes:
An experienced member of staff.  In due course we expect to have SEN backpacks and a sensory map.

If you have any additional needs please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

What is there for children?

Whether you have tiny tots or teenagers, there’s plenty to do with the family. There is dressing up as a mini mayor, games and challenges, trails and more.

Whether that’s seeing our exhibitions or taking part in one our workshops, we want you to feel at home here.

 

What is included in my ticket?

Your admission ticket includes entry to all our temporary exhibitions and permanent collection displays. You may also borrow a tablet computer to learn more about our exhibits (coming soon). Your ticket enables you to visit multiple times over a one year period though does not cover special events.